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Hi, I’m Dax Shepard, and I love talking to people. I am endlessly fascinated by the messiness of being human, and I find people who are vulnerable and honest about their struggles and shortcomings to be incredibly sexy. I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will celebrate, above all, the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment. What qualifies me for such an endeavor? More than a decade of sobriety, a degree in Anthropology and four years of improv training. I will attempt to discover human “truths” without any laboratory work, clinical trials or data collection. I will be, in the great tradition of 16th-century scientists, an Armchair Expert.

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Dax and Monica talk to Armcherries! In today's episode, Armcherries tell us about a time they pooped themselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Phil Elwood (All the Worst Humans) is a public relations operative and author. Phil joins the Armchair Expert to discuss what speed debating is, what astroturf organizations are, and how he’s trying to increase media literacy. Phil and Dax talk about his involvement with helping Qatar win the World Cup bid, how he instigated a trade war between Antigua and the US, and his trip to Vegas with a dictator’s son. Phil explains how psychological operatives attain information from their targets, being questioned by the FBI, and the effectiveness of sports washing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Synced: PJ Buffer

Synced: PJ Buffer

2024-07-1056:56

In this episode of Synced Monica is feeling summery, Liz shines light on an a growing health hazard, and they chat about men who ‘raw dog’ flights. They answer listening questions on kissing after oral sex, manscaping, and the merits of joining a bowling league to appease a partner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor

2024-07-0802:18:11

Meghan Trainor (Timeless) is a singer and songwriter. Meghan joins the Armchair Expert to discuss what it was like growing up on Nantucket Island, how she felt about the age gap between her parents, and having to move because of her allergies. Meghan and Dax talk about how she got into producing songs at a young age, why she loves the true crime genre, and song writing competitions. Meghan explains how she deals with negative comments on social media, how she has become more open about her medical conditions, and having dual toilets in her bathroom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dax and Monica talk to Armcherries! In today's episode, Armcherries tell us about a near death experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Avett Brothers Return

The Avett Brothers Return

2024-07-0401:48:53

The Avett Brothers are a Grammy-nominated American folk rock band. They return to the Armchair Expert to discuss how they decide to make big purchases, whether people actually have new thoughts, and the influences for their new self-titled album. Seth and Scott talk about what it’s like to be an opening act at this stage of their careers, how the human voice might be the best instrument, and why people are drawn to the themes of the country genre. They explain how it feels for their music to be accepted by a broader audience, what kinds of stories their dad tells their children, and the experience of being involved with a musical theater production based on their music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this episode of Synced Monica and Liz discuss manifestation, the Synced hierarchy of needs, and fashion dupes. They answer listener questions on the the ethics of masturbating in a relationship, what to do after discovering erectile disfunction medication, and the definition of "exclusive." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week on Flightless Bird, David Farrier investigates why American chocolate tastes so different to New Zealand chocolate and more specifically, why Hershey’s chocolate allegedly smells a little bit like vomit. Farrier talks to a former Hershey’s worker to try and get to the truth, learning about various theories, and stumbling on an old rivalry between Hershey’s and Mars. David finds himself talking to flavour expert Barb Stuckey, author of TASTE: Surprising Stories & Science About Why Food Tastes Good. Does he find the answer? Perhaps you need to let your tastebuds decide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kirby

Kirby

2024-07-0102:15:492

Kirby (Sugar, Barry, The Good Place) is an actor. Kirby joins the Armchair Expert to discuss where she got her sense of style, her mom’s love of American celebrity gossip, and how representation is starting to change in television and film. Kirby and Dax talk about how acting careers differ in England and America, what getting negative feedback in drama school does to you, and her relationship with her own appearance. Kirby explains why healthy arguing in relationships is important, how her accent makes people think she’s smarter, and how she got involved in activism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dax and Monica talk to Armcherries! In today's episode, Armcherries tell us their best parent-teacher conference story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Cody Delistraty (on grief)

Cody Delistraty (on grief)

2024-06-2702:01:571

Cody Delistraty (The Grief Cure) is a writer and journalist. Cody joins the Armchair Expert to discuss how art can differ between cultures, his experience with his mother’s cancer treatment, and what the social function of grieving is. Cody and Dax talk about how grief has become more public with social media, the changes that need to happen to bereavement policies, and how grief can be studied in the same way addiction is studied. Cody explains how he tried using AI to deal with his grief, the ethics behind being able to delete people’s traumatic memories, and his experience with laughter therapy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Synced: Fair Use Guy

Synced: Fair Use Guy

2024-06-2657:54

In this episode of Synced, Liz and Monica practice for Miss USA, Liz shares her fears surrounding perimenopause, and they discuss how new porn trends reflect current culture. They answer listener questions on toilet phobias, the ethics of an anonymous vibrator control link, and the value of a 'warm-up date'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this week’s Flightless Bird, David Farrier goes to his first Monster Truck Jam to try and understand why Americans love big vehicles so much. There he meets Krysten Anderson, who drives Grave Digger - and tells David what it’s like to be a female driver in a male-dominated sport. David then joins Dax Shepard who explains why Americans like big wheels and big power, before the two of them watch the Monster Jam World Finals go down. Slowly Farrier begins to understand these oversized vehicles, realizing that to become truly American he must love a 12 thousand pound truck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Eric Dane

Eric Dane

2024-06-2401:43:082

Eric Dane (Bad Boys: Ride or Die, Euphoria, Grey’s Anatomy) is an actor. Eric joins the Armchair Expert to discuss why he feels it can be difficult for him to relate to other men, how losing loved ones at a young age affected his social life, and why he believes all trauma should be treated equally. Eric and Dax talk about almost getting in a fight at their AA meeting, their journeys with sobriety, and yelling cut in the middle of a scene. Eric explains how he feels about being an older actor with a younger cast, what it was like playing a villain, and the time he met Paul Newman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dax and Monica talk to Armcherries! In today's episode, Armcherries tell us an embarrassing sex story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Michael Norton (on rituals)

Michael Norton (on rituals)

2024-06-2002:01:371

Michael Norton (The Ritual Effect, Happy Money) is a social psychologist and professor. Michael joins the Armchair Expert to discuss what it was like having his parents own a greeting card store, where his interest in psychology came from, and why he loves to design social experiments. Michael and Dax talk about humble bragging, why people don’t like braggers, and why studying people’s rituals can be an insight into their state of mind. Michael explains why people develop irrational habits to avoid admitting failure, why people need a diversity of emotions, and how couples create custom behaviors to show their affection for each other. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Synced: Mommy Issues

Synced: Mommy Issues

2024-06-1901:01:211

In this episode of Synced Liz gives some of her election predictions, Monica shares her frustrations with the Olympics marketing team, and they debate threesome preferences. They answer listener questions on whether it's appropriate for an adult man to refer to his mother as ‘mommy’, and whether a spouse is required to contribute financially to an asset that isn't technically shared. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this week’s Flightless Bird, David Farrier sets off to understand America's frozen food obsession. Each year Over 80% of American households will eat frozen dinners this year - making the frozen food market worth over $65 billion dollars. Monica Padman takes Farrier frozen food shopping, introducing him to her favorite frozen foods. They then put on a fancy dinner for their friends featuring nothing but frozen foods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ilana Glazer

Ilana Glazer

2024-06-1702:05:56

Ilana Glazer (Babes, Broad City, The Afterparty) is an actor and comedian. Ilana joins the Armchair Expert to discuss what growing up in the suburbs of Long Island was like, being part of an anti-drug Christian group when she was younger, and why she was good at being a telemarketer. Ilana and Dax talk about going through puberty at a young age, why they were attracted to being comedians, and what the rules are when working with bears on set. Ilana explains her aim to take pleasure in the process, how people’s personalities are a combinations of experiences and genetics, and how scary it was to end a successful show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dax and Monica talk to Armcherries! In today's episode, Armcherries tell us their best dad story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Karol Sullins

Great episode! Was Monica doing a "bit" in regards to you eating food of which you are allergic? Ml

Jul 9th
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ID19947413

Can any Americans pls post on what the possible difference is in the very beginning about the boiling of the tea??? How is boiling water not the same? Do you merely use hot tap water for tea? Scientifically boiling is… boiling? What is the possible difference Amy is referring to, that Dax and Monica seem to agree on? Also: I am not British! So it’s even extra confusing.

Jun 12th
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Giselle Burt

great idea, love hearing these topics and stories

Jun 3rd
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Erin Barrett

Cut off, midsentence!

Feb 27th
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hwithoutsound

I was reeeeally hoping Jamie L would've been the "expert" on this episode. she's hilarious & very smart. but yay for the shout out to her book.

Feb 14th
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meghan jones

to relate to a molestation victim because you helped a potential stroke victim maintain some dignity and sanitation during a medical emergency? yep, definitely NOT a nurse lol

Jan 23rd
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Sonya Huggins

Why if I subscribe to Armchair Expert do I have to sort through all the other spin off podcasts? If I wanted to listen to those I would subscribe to those spin offs.

Dec 13th
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Carlos Barron

"The Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard" is an engaging and insightful podcast that delves into a wide range of topics, from personal anecdotes to in-depth interviews with notable guests. Dax Shepard's candid and conversational approach creates an intimate atmosphere, allowing listeners to connect with the stories and experiences shared on the show. https://www.provenexpert.com/wax-paperie/ The podcast often explores themes of personal growth, mental health, and relationships, offering a mix of humor and genuine vulnerability. Dax's ability to extract authentic and meaningful conversations from his guests makes each episode a compelling and thought-provoking listen. https://www.homify.com/professionals/9466411/wax-paperie

Nov 15th
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Aakash Amanat

I thoroughly enjoyed the recent episode of "Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard." The podcast consistently delivers engaging and insightful conversations, and this episode was no exception. Dax Shepard's skillful interviewing style allows guests to open up in a way that makes listeners feel like they're part of an intimate conversation. His honesty and vulnerability in discussing various topics, from personal struggles to professional achievements, set the tone for a genuine and meaningful discussion. https://www.insertbiz.com/listing/london-candle-packaging-solution/ What stood out to me in this particular episode was the choice of the guest and the depth of their conversation. https://issuu.com/candlepackagingsolution

Nov 2nd
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Alisha Hanson-Glatzel

Be back in a while...binging documentaries...love

Oct 22nd
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Alisha Hanson-Glatzel

amazing interview! just downloaded her book

Oct 21st
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Eric Whitebread

garbage. unsubed.

Sep 27th
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Gabe Logan

Does Dax seriously not realize how he's repeating the talking points of MAGA extremists, white supremacists, and every bigot in America. Using women as a prop to slam female trans children is just pitting one marginalized group against another by saying there's finite resources or rights in the society built by white supremacy. it's a rhetorical device white men have used to pit Asian and Latino Americans against Blacks. He used the same argument to demonize unhoused people. he thinks he's being an independent thinker but he's just a pawn unable to use critical thinking skills. instead of parroting right wing talking points, he's time would be better served actually reading up on psychology and medical expertises.

Sep 27th
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Heather Wren

I literally have a smile on my face from beginning to end of these podcasts. you girls bring me so much joy you don't even know!

Sep 20th
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geraldine obrien

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Sep 9th
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East Texas Proud

I'm a conservative and was so glad you explained the airport story. I didn't know what happened but saw the internet lose it's collective mind and knew there was more to the story. Also, you used a VERY broad brush blaming conservatives for judging the dinner photo. Perhaps it was just sh*tty people, because I saw NOTHING wrong with the photo - not for a second. Not everything is a conspiracy.

Sep 7th
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Tyler Galaska

I'm sorry, I love Monica but this is the stupidest thing I've ever listened to.

Aug 30th
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Aakash Amanat

I just had to jump in here and share my thoughts on the incredible podcast, "Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard." I recently went back and re-listened to some of the earlier episodes, and I'm reminded of just how much I love this show. https://www.ilocatelocal.com/bristol/business-services/printing-mart Dax Shepard's approach to interviews is so refreshing. He manages to create an atmosphere where guests feel comfortable enough to open up about their personal experiences and stories. It's like having a genuine conversation with a friend, and I think that's why this podcast resonates with so many people. https://bristol.yalwa.co.uk/ID_141269448/Printing-Mart.html

Aug 19th
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